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Harvest 2018 Begins in Paso Robles Wine Country

by Press Release
September 13, 2018

Sept. 13, 2018 (Paso Robles, Calif.) – Solterra Strategies, a boutique public relations firm representing wineries in California’s Central Coast, is pleased to share this update from several of its Paso winery clients now that Harvest 2018 has officially begun.

Overall, due to a late bud-break in spring, coupled with a long heat wave in July and early August (which slows the vines), harvest is roughly two weeks later than normal in Paso, and throughout the Central Coast.

But, the delay may prove a boon, and has winemakers excited about vintage 2018. That’s because the current, exceptionally cool end-of-summer temperatures means most grapes will likely see lengthier hang-times, allowing richer flavors and colors to develop.

Also of note: several wineries in Paso Robles this year experimented with shade cloth in the vineyards. The goal of draping vines with mesh cloth is to protect ripening grapes from too much direct sun. Many are reporting the technique a success, as you’ll see below.

The answers that follow are direct quotes from the winemakers; feel free to use them as written.

If you want to speak directly to a winemaker we can arrange interviews. If you have a specific question you’d like to ask the winemakers, please send and we’ll get back to you.

As the harvest season continues you can expect updates.

Please be in touch with any further questions.
Stacie Jacob,
Mike Dawson,

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